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Franklin and Marshall College

Also known as Franklin & Marshall College

College Ave, Lancaster, PA

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About

Franklin and Marshall College, located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, was established in 1787 on a donation of 200 pounds by Benjamin Franklin. F&M has a 10 to 1 student to faculty ration with an average class size of nineteen students. The school offers a large number of study abroad programs, is host to over 75 clubs and organizations, and nearly 30 athletic teams. Students are encouraged to try a variety of things throughout their education and F&M, be it experimenting in the arts or working alongside faculty on research projects.

Academics

Franklin and Marshall College encourages students to work alongside professors to realize ideas and explore fully concepts presented in classrooms. The school offers a large number of majors and provides a flexible curriculum to assist students in experiencing a variety of subjects.

Programs offered include:

Admissions and Financial Aid

Franklin and Marshall College accepts applications online, and has a variety of methods for determining a students' academic acumen, accepting that standardized test scores may not be reflective of a student's ability and accepting graded writing samples in lieu of such scores. Students will be asked to submit various forms and information throughout the application process, such as transcripts, and should be prepared to do so when asked.

Financial aid is distributed based on need, and the school will provide the for that need throughout the four years the student attends. Need is determined by the school and can be elaborated upon by a financial aid officer at the school.

Athletics

The F&M Diplomats participate in the NCAA Division III, ECAC, Centennial Conference, and the EIWA.

Athletic programs:

  • Baseball/Softball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Field Hockey
  • Football
  • Lacrosse
  • Rowing
  • Soccer
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling 

Admission Requirements & Details

The admissions information below may provide a better idea of the applicants Franklin and Marshall College accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

The total student enrollment at Franklin and Marshall College is about 2,200, with undergraduate students making up about 100% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are between $50,000-$60,000 for both state residents and nonresidents
  • Part time students pay in the range of $1,600 to $1,900 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid63%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships57%$40,089
Receiving Student Loans52%$5,567
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, Franklin and Marshall College may provide services like those listed below:

  • Counseling assistance
  • Work study style employment
  • Assisting students to find work

Graduation Rates

Franklin and Marshall College has a high graduation rate when compared to similar schools nearby.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years84%
Graduating in 5 Years3%
Graduating in 6 Years0.4%

Intercollegiate Athletics

Franklin and Marshall College is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division III (with football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Centennial Conference)
  • Basketball (Centennial Conference)
  • Track and Field (Centennial Conference)
  • Field Hockey
  • Football (Centennial Conference)
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Rowing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Franklin and Marshall College by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Computer and Information Sciences

English Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

History

Interdisciplinary Studies

    Mathematics and Statistics

    Natural Resources and Conservation

    Philosophy and Religious Studies

    Physical Sciences

    Psychology

    Social Sciences

    Visual and Performing Arts

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    Data Disclaimer

    Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Franklin and Marshall College for official up-to-date information.

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    ACCEPTANCE RATE
    32.26%

    FINANCIAL AID RATE
    63%

    STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
    9:1

    FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
    $35,494